Iran vote fraudsters must go on trial: Mousavi
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi on Tuesday called for those who "committed fraud" in last year`s presidential poll to be prosecuted, as he vowed to keep the anti-government movement alive.
Tehran: Iranian opposition leader Mir
Hossein Mousavi on Tuesday called for those who "committed fraud"
in last year`s presidential poll to be prosecuted, as he vowed
to keep the anti-government movement alive.
"A fair trial of those who committed the election fraud,
tortured and killed protesters must be held," Mousavi said, in
a statement to mark the anniversary of the June 12, 2009
Mousavi, along with the opposition`s other key leader
Mehdi Karroubi, has steadfastly rejected the re-election of
their rival President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in what they said
was the result of a "fraudulent" election.
In the statement released on his website Kaleme.com,
Mousavi, who was once a pillar of the Islamic regime but has
turned into a bitter critic, announced a "new charter" of
policy aims for the opposition movement.
He called for an "end to the involvement of police and
military forces in politics, the independence of the
judiciary, and prosecution of those in plainclothes,"
referring to Islamist vigilantes.
Soon after the election dispute erupted, Iranian
authorities used hardline Basij militia and security forces,
including the Revolutionary Guards, to crush opposition
protests against Ahmadinejad.
Dozens of people were killed and hundreds wounded in
clashes, while thousands were arrested in the crackdown.